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Messiaen 2015

  • November 4, 2014

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Pianist Cordelia Williams presents ‘Between Heaven and the Clouds: Messiaen 2015’, a year-long series of performances and events exploring Messiaen’s piano masterpiece Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus. The work was written in occupied Paris, 1944, yet is suffused with themes of love, colour, passion, silence and faith. The project will delve into Messiaen’s compositional style, his historical and musical […]

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CMF Artists concerts – week of October 27th

  • October 27, 2014

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Monday 27th October Bridie Jackson and the Arbour: The Scandinavian Church, Liverpool — Tuesday 28th October Bridie Jackson and the Arbour: The Shakespeare, Sheffield — Wednesday 29th October  Cordelia Williams performs a recital at  Kendal Midday Concert Club  Bridie Jackson and the Arbour: The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow — Thursday 30th October  Dinara Klinton, concerto with Swietokrzyska […]

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CMF Artists concerts – week of October 20th

  • October 20, 2014

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Tuesday 21st October: Maksim Stsura performs in Stratford upon Avon Yasmin Rowe performs in Chichester Tir Eolas performs their  Sage Gateshead Mikhail Nemtsov performs  at London’s Hippodrome Casino as part of Classical Cabaret — Wednesday 22nd October: Joseph Shiner at the Two Moors Festival  — Thursday 23rd October: Misha Mullov-Abbado with Lauren Bush 4tet at Elgar Room, RAH  — Friday […]

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CMF announces 2014 Artists

  • October 1, 2014

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We are delighted to announce our 2014 Artists The City Music Foundation is one of the UK’s newest music charities and provides classical, jazz and folk musicians with expert mentoring, professional development skills and performance opportunities to help them build successful careers in music. In 2014 six soloists and three ensembles have been selected by […]

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Alastair Penman launches album with Borealis Saxophone Quartet

  • September 30, 2014

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Alongside his innovative work as a soloist, CMF Artist Alastair Penman is soprano saxophonist with the award winning Borealis Saxophone Quartet. The quartet is entering an exciting new stage in their career with the release of their debut album, The North, and an upcoming tour of Serbia. Recently the quartet has built its profile by […]

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Miriam is a Rising Star

  • September 30, 2014

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Catch our fantastic recorder player Miriam Nerval in this month’s BBC Music Magazine, where she is named as Rising Star! The edition is on sale and available to buy here

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Opera in St Mary-le-Bow Churchyard 24th September

  • September 23, 2014

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City Music Foundation is delighted to be helping St Mary-le-Bow Church celebrate the 50th anniversary of its rebuilding with an evening of opera in St Mary-le-Bow Churchyard on Wednesday 24 September at 6.00pm. Our thanks go to Aberdeen Asset Management and Blüthner Pianos for their generous support of the event. Katie Bird (soprano), Olivia Ray (mezzo-soprano), Nick Ransley (tenor), […]

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Cordelia Williams makes RPO debut

  • July 21, 2014

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Cordelia Williams will make her debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra this December. Performing in two concerts – London’s Barbican Centre on 29th December and Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on 30th – Cordelia will perform Beethoven’s glorious 5th Piano Concerto. Conducted by Christopher Warren-Green, the concert also features Beethoven’s epic 9th Symphony in the 2nd half. […]

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The sun shone, the bells rang out, and we raised over £28,000 to support our CMF Artists!

  • July 18, 2014

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More than 3000 City workers, visitors and beer enthusiasts packed out the beautiful and historic Guildhall Yard in the heart of the City on Thursday 3rd July for the hugely successful City Beerfest 2014. This event was organised by City Music Foundation in partnership with Worshipful Company of Brewers and City of London Festival. Thirteen […]

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Simon Callow to make a guest appearance at the Recorder of London!

  • July 9, 2014

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CMF Patron Simon Callow will join CMF Artist Miriam Nerval (recorders) and the Recorder of London HH Judge Brian Barker, QC at a special reception at the Old Bailey on 10th July. CMF is bringing together the Recorders of London, both legal and musical, in an evening of music and words spanning centuries. Miriam Nerval […]

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Listen again to CMF Artists on BBC Radio 3

  • July 2, 2014

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CMF Artists Mari Poll and Mikhail Nemtsov gave fantastic performances live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune yesterday afternoon as well as chatting about City Music Foundation and their upcoming concert as part of the City of London Festival. Listen again to the second movement of Brahms’ third violin sonata, the fourth movement of Brahms’ […]

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More than a dozen breweries confirmed for City Beerfest 2014!

  • June 27, 2014

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After its highly successful debut last year, City Beerfest will return to the Guildhall Yard on Thursday 3rd July with over a dozen breweries, delicious food, and a great musical programme as part of City of London Festival. More information at www.citybeerfest.org. What better way to relax after work than with a beer in historic surroundings […]

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Take a musical journey to Switzerland on 2nd July without leaving the City!

  • June 27, 2014

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CMF Artists Mari Poll and Mikhail Nemtsov invite you to join them on a musical voyage departing from the Mercers’ Hall on Wednesday 2nd July at 7.30pm! They will be performing works by Brahms which originated at his house on breath-taking Lake Thun in the Swiss Bernese Oberland. Mari will be joined by pianist Jennifer […]

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Ten Minutes with Tir Eolas

  • June 6, 2014

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We speak with Tir Eolas about the BBC Proms, busking, the bands’ plans and beer…   How did the group form, you were all at the Royal College of Music, did you study together? Myself and Laura (Snowden – guitar and vocals) began making music together early on during our first year at the Royal […]

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Rave reviews for Bridie’s New Skin

  • May 30, 2014

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This weekend’s Mail on Sunday called them ‘subtle crowd-pleasers’ with ‘Ancient-sounding laments’ and ‘austere beauty’, but Bridie Jackson and the Arbour’s praise doesn’t end there. They’re received phenomenal reviews from leading folk magazine For Folk’s Sake: http://www.forfolkssake.com/reviews/27784/album-bridie-jackson-and-the-arbour-new-skin as well as Folk Radio:  http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2014/05/bridie-jackson-and-the-arbour-new-skin/, Fresh on the Net

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Bridie Jackson and the Arbour at Great Escape Festival

  • May 7, 2014

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This weekend, Bridie Jackson and the Arbour, will perform two sets at the Great Escape in Brighton. They are: KOMEDIA 10th May 2014 12:30pm – 1:00pm FESTIVAL HUB STAGE (SPIEGELPUB) 10th May 2014 8:30pm – 9:00pm See you there, yes? These come immediately after fantastic performances at Liverpool Sound City last week and a release of their […]

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7 days to go!

  • April 29, 2014

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There are now just 7 days to go until our deadline for musicians to submit their applications! The Award Programme includes: – performances at Milton Court and other prestigious venues, events and festivals – publicity and PR support as well as media and communication training – mentoring support from industry professionals and experienced artists – […]

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The Recorder of London

  • April 28, 2014

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On the 10th July, Miriam Nerval will make her City of London Festival debut. The concert, organised and managed by the City Music Foundation, features Miriam and HH Judge Brian Barker QC. The Recorder of London begins in St Sepulchre-without-Newgate with a programme of music spanning early baroque to the 20th century to complement anecdotes […]

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Welcome to our new website!

  • April 22, 2014

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  Our new and updated website is now launched!  Please feel free to have a browse around our new Artists section – including new audio and visual material, as well as our announced judges for 2014! As well as this, the City Music Foundation is delighted to welcome two new members of staff to its team, […]

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Claire Iselin in the US

  • April 22, 2014

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Next month sees harpist Claire Iselin embark on a tour of the USA. Organising the tour is the IBLA Music Competition, Sicily, of which Claire won the Outstanding Musician award along with a Marson Special Prize and the Grace M. Susino Awards in 2013. The tour includes visits to Virginia, Arkansas and NYC including her Carnegie […]

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Simon Russell Beale returns to his City of London roots to play George Frideric Handel in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2013

  • September 6, 2013

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Simon Russell Beale, described by the Independent as ‘the greatest stage actor of our time’, joined an orchestra of baroque instruments, the Elysian Singers, and soloists Sophie Bevan, Christopher Lowrey and Neal Davies in a one off performance of ‘Divine Music for Trumpets and Voices – the life of George Frideric Handel’ last night at […]

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City Music Foundation Inaugural Awards Announced

  • August 28, 2013

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6 soloists and 2 groups have been selected by the City Music Foundation, a new charity established to support musicians at the start of their professional careers. The City Music Foundation is delighted to announce its inaugural awards. The City Music Foundation brings together several City of London-based institutions, including the Barbican Arts Centre, the […]

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Sir Nicholas Kenyon Reviews ‘500 Years of Organ Music for Royal Occasions’ for the Observer

  • July 15, 2013

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City Music Foundation is delighted that Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director of the Barbican, has reviewed the new CD ‘500 Years of Organ Music for Royal Occasions’ in the Observer’s weekend supplement. The CD features a ‘sparkling recital by the organist of St Lawrence Jewry….. Catherine Ennis travels all the way from Byrd and Gibbons […]

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The Lord Mayor’s City Busk

  • July 1, 2013

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“We need your help to bring the City to life with music” From the 8th to the 12th July the Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2013 is hosting an organised busk across the Square Mile to raise money for its beneficiary charities. We’re looking for talented young musicians to perform at selected venues, including Paternoster Square, Festival Gardens and […]

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Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2013

  • July 30, 2012

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City Music Foundation is proud to be the main beneficiary of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2013! Visit www.thelordmayorsappeal.org for more information

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Rave reviews for Tir Eolas’ debut album

Since their album launch on 11th February, Tir Eolas have performed at the Union Chapel as part of their Daylight Music Series and received some rave reviews for Stories Sung, Truths Told. Photo Credit: Francis Gallagher   

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Bridie Jackson and the Arbour appear on 6 Music

This Saturday 21st June at 21:00, Bridie Jackson and the Arbour will appear on Tom Robinson’s 6Music show as a featured artist. This will be

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